It is easier to become
than yearn

I will dye my hair turquoise
and swim

legs crossed at the ankles

if I close my eyes
long enough

I will breathe water

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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11 Responses to mermaid

  1. Trent Lewin says:

    Short, sweet and cool, SD. I posted a link to a song a while ago by Metric, called Breathing Underwater. You can find it on youtube. It is shamelessly upbeat.

  2. So much love for this piece Susan!

  3. nelle says:

    Succinct. There is an undercurrent of poignancy here…

    • Thanks, Nelle. A friend of my daughter’s told her he used to swim underwater with his ankles crossed, in the hopes of becoming a merman. Triggered this, in response.

  4. Wonderfully aquamarine Susan! 😀

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